20013-18 Strategic Plan

COCCs 2013-2018 StrategicPlan

Our Mission

Central Oregon Community College promotes

student success and community enrichment by

providing quality, accessible, lifelong

educational opportunities.

Our Vision

To achieve student success and community

enrichment, COCC fosters student completion

of academic goals, prepares students for

employment, assists regional employers and

promotes equitable achievement for the

diverse students and communities we serve.

COCC Values

Student Focused in All That We Do Reputation

Open Door Philosophy External Connections

Caliber of Faculty and Staff Internal Connections

Diversity Campus Traditions

Comprehensive Services Work/Life Balance


Themes & StrategicObjectives

Institutional Sustainability

Studentswill have the opportunity to be successful because the College has planned andinvested appropriately to ensure sustainability of high quality programs,services and facilities that support student learning and educationalachievement.

IS.1 Expand and refine data,research and assessment systems and infrastructure to

supportstudent success.

IS.2 Increase meaningfulpartnerships to improve COCCs effectiveness and positive

impactin the region.

IS.3 Develop a scalable approachto assessing student learning at the degree, program and course levels.

IS.4 Strategically pursue fundingoptions, both traditional and alternative, to ensure fiscal sustainability.

IS.5 Further develop and enhanceemployees and operational systems to ensure

institutionalquality and viability.

IS.6 Further develop and enhancefacilities and infrastructure to ensure institutional

quality,viability and environmental sustainability.

IS.7 Support enrollment andsuccess of underrepresented students.

IS.8 Expand access throughout thedistrict with long-term strategies for educational

servicesin underserved geographic areas.

IS.9 Maintain studentaffordability while ensuring efficient and cost effective operations.

Transfer & Articulation

Studentswill have the academic achievement and skills necessary to transfer andarticulate successfully to institutions of higher learning beyond the communitycollege level.

TA.1 Maximize support services,from entrance to transfer, to promote access and

successfor students intending to transfer.

TA.2 Maintain and strengthenstudent opportunities to make progress toward degree

completionand/or transfer.

TA.3 Provide students ahigh-quality general education.

Workforce Development

Studentsof Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs will be prepared for

employmentand advanced education through the acquisition of knowledge and skills

necessaryto meet current industry needs.

WD.1 Maximize support services,from entrance to completion, to promote successful

completionof CTE programs.

WD.2 Deliver CTE curriculum thataligns with current industry standards.

WD.3 Maintain and strengthenstudent opportunities in CTE programs for students to

achieveprogram completion and employment in their area of study.

WD.4 Cultivate current and futureindustry partnerships and assist industry partners in

regionaleconomic development and job creation.

WD.5 Students in CTE programswill achieve the sought after credential and when

applicable,continue on to attain career-specific certifications/licensure and/or


Basic Skills

Studentswill have academic achievements and basic learning skills necessary toparticipate effectively as engaged community and family members, and employees,and to succeed at the college level.

BS.1 Students who completeEnglish Language Learner (ELL) courses will have the skills to succeed in Adult BasicEducation (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) courses.

BS.2 Students who complete ASElevel courses will have the skills necessary to obtain the GED.

BS.3 Students who complete ASElevel courses will have the skills to succeed in credit

writingand math courses.

BS.4 Students who successfullycomplete developmental writing and/or math courses will succeed in higher-levelcredit writing and math courses appropriate to their

certificateor degree programs.

Lifelong Learning

Participantsin lifelong learning will have access to learning opportunities in the areas of

Enrichment,Professional Development, Technology and Wellness.

LL.1 Broaden lifelong learningopportunities based on assessed industry, community, and campus needs.

LL.2 Increase overall, lifelonglearning participation.

LL.3 Expand options foraccessibility and instructional delivery in Continuing Education.